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Son fulfills deceased father's wish, joins Johnston Co. board

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SMITHFIELD, N.C. -

A Johnston County man is replacing his late father on the Johnston County Board of Commissioners.

Chad Stewart was sworn in Monday morning and will serve the remaining 22 months of his father's term.

That was the wish of Wade Stewart, who died in January.

Chad Stewart owns an auto repair shop in Dunn.  He has no political experience, but board members say he has more then enough experience in the community to do the job.

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